Noughtypixy wrote:I have been spotting for an organism that only reproduces more of itself then copying it to look at genome then setting 1 as initial and comparing the first splits with the same from an organism I think is different to see if it actually is or is just a different section of the genome.]
Thanks for sharing this technique Noughtypixy. I've done this too. Sometimes I will save each potential orgasm from the microscope and take it to a sterile substrate and make sure they are all separate species.
It's a little annoying that COLOR is not a mutation that seems to happen very often. Although, I've noticed that color does change if you put on "point mutations only," but it can still be a slow process. I've thought about allowing people to modify the color of the species if for no other reason than to act as a dye so you can tell different kinds apart more easily.
Noughtypixy wrote:....phagodippers and duophotes...
Thanks for sharing! Nice colors on this one!
Noughtypixy wrote:this little beauty is the photoworm...
Thanks for sharing this one too! Really awesome start. I inserted it a few times and got it to evolve into something really fun Again... the spirit of this is more of an artistic exploration of all the potential things that can emerge in this substrate than trying to technically beat the challenge. As long as we are allowing the mechanics to evolve without editing the genome directly, I think it is OK to save some really interesting proto-species that may not quite have what it takes to survive from the beginning without going extinct and re-insert it until it finds a mutation that works. Just maybe mention that it is a "rescue."